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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2014
  • pp: 2290–2293

Dispersion and light transport characteristics of large-scale photonic-crystal coupled nanocavity arrays

Nobuyuki Matsuda, Eiichi Kuramochi, Hiroki Takesue, and Masaya Notomi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 8, pp. 2290-2293 (2014)

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We investigate the dispersion and transmission properties of slow-light coupled-resonator optical waveguides that consist of more than 100 ultrahigh-Q photonic crystal cavities. We show that experimental group-delay spectra exhibited good agreement with numerically calculated dispersions obtained with the three-dimensional plane wave expansion method. Furthermore, a statistical analysis of the transmission property indicated that fabrication fluctuations in individual cavities are less relevant than in the localized regime. These behaviors are observed for a chain of up to 400 cavities in a bandwidth of 0.44 THz.

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OCIS Codes
(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(130.5296) Integrated optics : Photonic crystal waveguides

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: January 14, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 13, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2014
Published: April 8, 2014

Nobuyuki Matsuda, Eiichi Kuramochi, Hiroki Takesue, and Masaya Notomi, "Dispersion and light transport characteristics of large-scale photonic-crystal coupled nanocavity arrays," Opt. Lett. 39, 2290-2293 (2014)

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